The Climate and Environmental Change Research lab maintains a variety of research grade equipment for both the lab and field settings. 

For more information on facilities and equipment use contact the lab technician, Angela Lanza (

Laboratory Equipment



  • Fully motorized Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 microscope with phase contrast, DIC, and fluorescence capabilities and HD camera
  • Zeiss Axio Scope.A1 Microscope with phase contrast and DIC capabilities and camera
  • 2 Zeiss Axio Lab.A1 microscopes
  • Zeiss Stereo Discovery.V8 stereomicroscope with camera
  • 2 Nikon zoon stereomicroscopes with external light sources
  • Autostage automated pollen counting machine


Sediment analysis

  • Bartington MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter
  • Heraeus Labofuge 400 (Centrifuge)
  • VWR Symphony Convection Oven
  • Thermo Scientific Thermolyne Furnace
  •  Precision balance and anti-vibration table
  • UV/visible Ultrospec 2100 pro spectrophotometer
  • Microtrac Particle Size Analyzer (2-2800 μm particles)


Tree-ring analysis

  • WinDENDRO software and high-resolution scanner (shared with Dr. Mark Vellend, University of Sherbrooke)
  • Velmex tree-ring measuring system


  • 3D Printer – MakerBot Replicator 2X
  • Various other lab equipment and supplies





Laboratory space


  • Wet lab with 2 fume hoods (HF certified)
  • Sediment analysis room
  • Cold storage room
  • Office space with four Lenovo workstations
  • Equipment storage room


Field equipment

  • 2 Russian peat borers
  • 3 Livingstone piston corers with drive rods
  • Aluminum casing
  • Gravity corer
  • Phantom 2 Vision+ drone
  • Ekman dredge
  • Hanna multiparameter meter
  • Aire cataraft (coring platform) and outboard motor
  • Syquest sub-bottom profiler
  • Tree-ring coring equipment
  • Various other tools and accessories